If there's a place where coffee is overpriced, it's definetely in Venice.
Whatever view you can contemplate.
I call this a rip-off.
I've never paid such a price in Italy, even in the most luxurious places in Paris.
Concerning the French Cafe where I go regularly to, I never had the slightest problem about prices, or anything else, and the coffee is at least as good as the Salvador's.
Once more I'm surprised reading people regularly complaining about French Cafe. May be it's not the best place in China, but in my point of view it's still a nice place to meet friends, and watch time passing.
I should like to know how these people do behave when they are talking with the staff!
In parallel to the groceries debates which are beyond me, it seems to me that nobody said anything about the greedy landlords who are increasing rents year after year, especially in Wen Lin and Yun Da area, but maybe I'm wrong.